UK charity Lifelites has donated thousands of pounds worth of technology for use by children at the UK’s only baby-specific hospice.
Lifelites provides technology for children with life-limiting conditions and disabilities.
Its products give children the ability to do things like play, be creative and communicate.
The technology, along with training and technical support services which Lifelites provides for free, costs around £50,000 over four years.
After four years Lifelites aims to replace the equipment with the latest, up-to-date technology that is bespoke and most suitable for the children using the hospice at the time.
Simone Enefer-Doy, chief executive of Lifelites, said: “We are delighted to be able to donate lots of our magical technology for the children at Zoë’s Place in Middlesbrough.
“The huge range of equipment is specially adapted so that it can be used by anyone, regardless of their ability.
“Every moment is precious for these children and their families, and this technology will give them the opportunities they deserve to make the most of their time together.
“We couldn’t have provided this package if it wasn’t for the generosity of our supporters, so for this we are incredibly grateful.”
Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice in Middlesbrough provides palliative, respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants aged between 0 – 5 years, suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
Michelle Larkin, head of care at Zoë’s Place, said: “We are forever grateful for the support that Lifelites has shown – and continues to show – us. So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”